If you can sew, show your spirit and try this idea for a vest you can make now and wear year after year. The Butterick vest pattern I used has been discontinued but is identical to Simplicity 8878.
I chose knit fabric for the front of the vest, mainly because I didn’t find the stars and stripes in a fabric I liked. The knit is soft, lightweight, and moves the way some heavier cottons I saw, wouldn’t.
The vest back is made from a solid red, soft cotton/poly blend which comes out of the dryer never needing a touch-up. The solid red fabric also lines the entire vest. I liked the star buttons so much, I used 6 instead of the 4 called for on the pattern. I also accented the vest with a knotted tie in back made from the red and blue fabrics.
I recommend buying and measuring the front pattern pieces to determine how much stripe and stars fabric you will need.
- vest pattern Simplicity
- stripe fabric
- star fabric
- star buttons